The Four Best Books on Truth

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This page contains a list of the best books on truth. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on truth. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about truth. An 800-page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list aims to take this ambiguity into account by featuring books that will appeal to a variety of learning styles. Secondly, this …

On Truth – a short reading from Nietzsche’s ‘On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense’

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Introduction Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, essayist and social critic. He is famous for his uncompromising critique of traditional moral and religious conventions. In this passage from On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, Nietzsche provides an account and critique of the nature of truth. He questions how a drive for truth could have arisen given that the function of our intellect is not to find the truth but ensure our survival, and to survive in society, we frequently use our intellect to engage in deception, often self-deception. …